You’ll go bananas for this Instagram artist’s fruit-filled work

Bananas become art in this Instagram user's hands.


Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Published Feb 4, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 3:15 pm CDT

Artist Stephan Brusche doesn’t limit himself to bananas when it comes to using fruit in his work, but you’ll see the yellow fruit featured more than any other on his Instagram account. You might wonder how someone can turn bananas into unique works of art more than a couple times, but if there’s anything Brushe proves, it’s that the fruit has a lot more artistic potential than it appears at first glance.

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Brusche’s use of bananas includes original creations as well as pieces that reference pop culture and well-known works of art. In an interview with Bored Panda, he explains that his use of bananas started when he began using Instagram a few years ago.

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“I was at work and I just wanted to post something. I then noticed my banana and I figured it would make a nice post if I just drew a little happy face on it,” he said. “I took a ballpoint pen and just started drawing. I was pretty amazed how pleasant a banana peel is to draw on.”

He then began brainstorming “new ideas for drawings while using the shape of the banana in all kinds of clever ways.”

“Trying to keep pushing myself I eventually started to carve in the banana peel as well,” he explained.

The results will make you think twice the next time you eat a banana! Check out some of our favorite pieces of Brushe’s art below and see the rest of his work on Instagram.

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*First Published: Feb 4, 2015, 8:42 am CST